Town of Braintree

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The Town of Braintree is a suburban community with a strong residential 
character located ten miles south of Boston. Incorporated in 1640, 
Braintree has a rich history and a promising future. The town is ideally 
situated at the crossroads of Route I-93 (128) and Route 3 for easy access 
to the Greater Boston area and Cape Cod as well as having excellent public 
transportation to Boston and Logan International Airport. The community 
has a good mix of established neighborhoods, small clusters of new homes 
and several condominium complexes. 

There is a strong business base which includes one of the largest regional 
shopping centers in the northeast; The South Shore Plaza. Attractive 
office and industrial parks are located in the town as well, because of its
ideal location. 

Braintree has a rich history. Old Braintree was the birthplace of two 
presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as John Hancock and General Sylvanus Thayer, considered the Father of West Point.

Residents feel that people are attracted to Braintree as a good place to 
live and work because it has an excellent public school system as well as 
Thayer Academy and Archbishop Williams High School, and a fine parks and recreation program with the availability of many recreational resources 
such as Town Forest, Pond Meadow Park, Sunset Lake, Smith Beach, the 
Cranberry Pond Conservation District, the MDC Blue Hills Reservation trail system, and an 18 hole public golf course.

Braintree is a mature community with a broad residential and business base 
that is positioned for controlled growth in the coming years.

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